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of Construction Funds, four counts of Larceny and two counts of Grand Larceny. He is being held in the Sarasota County Jail on $325,000 bond. A n y o n e w h o c o n t r a c t e d Te r r y R e a m Construction and paid for work that has not been completed can call Criminal Investigations at 861-4900 and ask for Det. Colonna, the release notes. The Sarasota Sheriff's Office has been investi- gating a lewd and lascivious molestation of a 14-year-old that allegedly occurred in the area of the Lockwood Meadows subdivision, the office announced on Feb. 21. The crime was reported about 10:50 p.m. on Feb. 20 near the intersection of Lockwood Meadows Boulevard and Lockwood Meadows Street, a news release says. "The incident involved inappropriate con- tact" by an Hispanic male reported to be 35 years old with a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighing about 180 pounds, accord- ing to the release. The suspect has brown hair and was last seen wearing a tight white sleeveless shirt and black gym shorts, the release adds. Anyone with information about the suspect is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 861-4900, leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 366-TIPS (8477) or go online at % SUSPECT SOUGHT IN MOLESTATION REPORTED ON FEB. 20 Former Venice contractor Terrence Ream has been arrested following separate investiga- tions by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and Venice Police Department, the Sheriff's Office announced on Feb. 27. Ream, 43, of 12081 Granite Woods Loop and owner of Terry Ream Construction on Progress Circle, is accused of taking hun- dreds of thousands of dollars from nearly a dozen customers and never completing the contracted work, a news release says. In the three cases investigated by the Sheriff's Office, he allegedly took more than $285,000 from homeowners between May and October 2013, the release adds. In the eight Venice Police Department cases, he reportedly took more than $400,000 from customers, the release notes. Ream recently filed for bankruptcy and relin- quished his contractor's license to the State of Florida, it says. In all, Ream is charged with three counts of Grand Theft, two counts of Misappropriation FORMER VENICE CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH GRAND THEFT Terrance Ream/Contributed photo Sarasota News Leader February 28, 2014 Page 85

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